4077th Sets Up Camp in Milford

Arthur Paul, Ben Lonski, Michael Schmiedlin, Eric Hamilton
Arthur Paul, Ben Lonski, Michael Schmiedlin, Eric Hamilton

Second Street Players community theatre is currently holding rehearsals for their newest show at the Riverfront Theatre in downtown Milford. The comedy, written by Tim Kelley and adapted from the book by Richard Hooker, M*A*S*H is the second show of Second Street Players’ 2014 season and is based on the well-known and award-winning movie and television series.

Set around the staff of a Korean War field hospital, M*A*S*H* stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and joining the team are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. In the wild free-flowing comedy, they decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered into a good school. Throughout the performance the audience will see just how the hospital staff uses comedy and fun to remove themselves from the realities of war.

All the iconic characters M*A*S*H* fans will remember are featured in the performance including Cpl. Radar O’Reilly, Lt. Col. Henry Blake, “Hot Lips” Houlihan and Father Mulcahy. Additional characters that are not so familiar include the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O ever sent overseas and a sergeant selling simple GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. It is all featured in this show including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life.

The cast of M*A*S*H and Second Street Players will be holding a donation drive at every performance. They are looking for clothes, food, and toiletries which will all be given to The Home Of The Brave and The Home Of The Brave Woman’s Center. The cast asks that audience members please bring some items as a thank you to local veterans. Any Veteran and their family can join the actors on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30pm for a free performance of the cast’s last dress rehearsal.

Second Street Players will proudly present M*A*S*H by Tim Kelly with performances held at the Riverfront Theatre , located at 2 S Walnut Street in downtown Milford, on Fridays April 25 and May 2 at 8pm, Saturdays April 26 and May 3 at 8pm and Sundays April 27 and May 4 at 3 pm. For more information on the show or to purchase tickets, individuals are encouraged to visit http://www.secondstreetplayers.com/aboutMASH.html. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are $17.